Grab the Family and Head to the Clinton County Fair


Photo courtesy of Clinton County Fair

It’s one week of fun we’ve all been waiting for! The 64th annual Clinton County Fair takes place next week, Sunday, July 12 through Saturday, July 18, 2015. Like in years past, there will be something for every age group to enjoy, including a parade, contests, carnival rides, games, exhibits, music and lots of great food.


Photo courtesy of Clinton County Fair

As a run-up to the Fair, there’s also going to be an actual run! Join the fun at the Who’s the Fairest 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, July 11. It’s all for a good cause, as proceeds will benefit the Miss Clinton County Fair Pageant and its charity, the Make a Wish Foundation. Medals will be awarded for age groups and overall winners. The largest team and individual best price or princess costume will also be recognized.
Who’s the Fairest 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Registration: 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Race time: 9:00 a.m.
Entry fee: $20
Those registered after July 1 will receive t-shirts as supplies last.

Every day of the fair is filled with events. A few highlights include this year’s big parade, themed The Great Outdoors, followed by a dancing exhibition on Monday. Wednesday is Family Fun Night and Saturday afternoon will be the Queen Pageant. Animal judging, a cow-milking contest and tractor pulls are other favorite activities for all ages. Be sure to check the Clinton County Fair website for specific dates and times for events, as well as pricing for special events.

Clinton County Faircotton candy
July 12 – 18, 2015
Clinton County Fairgrounds, Carlyle
Fair entry is free; Special event pricing varies per event.
Parking: $3/day, $12/week. Contact the fair office for a parking pass

Exhibition Building hours:
Monday – Saturday, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Science & Arts Building hours:
Monday, after the parade – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday – Wednesday, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday – Friday, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Concessions, vendors and carnival hours: Monday – Saturday, 5:30 p.m. – Closing

Make a date to come. Because as everyone who’s ever been knows, summer just isn’t complete without a visit to the Clinton County Fair!

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